I'm not sure what to do about this problem.
I'm a decent player and sometimes a really, really good player. However I am inconsistent as heck. I shot 80 even at the hardest course in my area last weekend, shot 79 at my home course last night, and just shot 106 at a fairly easy goat track this afternoon.
It is driving me crazy.
I'm not sure what drills I can do to practice consistency. When it goes, it all goes - today, I had three popups off the driver tee that went about 50 yards, hit a 3 wood out of bounds, and somehow even managed to hit a pitching wedge out of bounds (sliced it about 70 yards). The thing that started all of it was on hole 3 after two decent bogies I dead-shanked a chip into the bunker, the bladed it out of the bunker into a road.
It happens on the range too, so I don't think its a pressure thing. Sometimes I show up to the range and I just can't hit the ball at all. Its about 15% of the time I just can't do anything - the rest of the time I'm a 78-83 golfer. When I start missing, it comes as huge slices with all clubs except the driver, which hits either line drive snap hooks or pop ups.
Once I start playing like this, I usually take 3-4 days off and when I come back I'm hitting good shots again.
Has anyone ever experienced this? It is driving me crazy. I know its something I'm doing wrong, but I don't know how to practice/drill being more consistent....
All help/stories appreciated. I'm at my wits end with these swings in my play. My handicap is low b/c these rounds usually don't end up in my "top 10" handicap rounds or whatever but I always get looks during these horrible rounds like "you're REALLY an 8?"
EDIT: I looked up my rounds in our club's online thing and its pretty insane - I haven't shot between an 86 and a 99 in about a year. Its either over 99 (10% of the time) or under 86. What can I do to fix this!!!!